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Oppenheimer Sweeps Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards with Major Wins

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Oppenheimer continued its triumphant streak through awards season by clinching multiple prestigious prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony on Saturday. Christopher Nolan’s film emerged victorious in the Best Film Cast category, while actors Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. secured individual acting accolades.

Accepting the top prize on behalf of the cast, Sir Kenneth Branagh expressed gratitude, humility, and pride, thanking the US actors’ union for their support during the recent actors’ strike that halted Hollywood last year. The evening was punctuated with references to the strike, with Sir Kenneth acknowledging the solidarity shown by the cast of Oppenheimer at the film’s London premiere.

The film centred around theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, is poised for success at the upcoming Oscars following its triumph at the SAG Awards and other precursor ceremonies. Cillian Murphy’s win for Best Actor provides him with significant momentum for the Oscars, positioning him as a frontrunner in his category.

Additionally, Lily Gladstone’s recognition as Best Leading Actress for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon bolsters her Oscars campaign. Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s win for Best Supporting Actress further solidifies her status as a frontrunner for the Oscars.


In the television categories, notable winners include Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Pedro Pascal, Ayo Edebiri, Jeremy Allen White, and Elizabeth Debicki. The ceremony also featured touching tributes to industry legends during the In Memoriam segment.

The SAG Awards, streamed worldwide on Netflix for the first time, saw Idris Elba serving as the host, acknowledging the challenging times faced by actors during the recent strike. The ceremony concluded with veteran singer and actress Barbra Streisand receiving the Lifetime Achievement Prize, with Jennifer Aniston and Bradley Cooper presenting the prestigious award.

THE UNIQUE SPEECH

Streisand, in her acceptance speech, reflected on her journey in the entertainment industry and expressed gratitude for the privilege of being part of such a magical profession. She paid tribute to her fellow actors and directors, emphasizing the transformative power of cinema in providing an escape from life’s troubles.

Overall, the SAG Awards celebrated outstanding performances in both film and television, reaffirming the talent and resilience of the entertainment industry.

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